Tatyana Ali, Anika Noni Rose, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Nia Long Talk “The Help”

Yvette Nicole Brown commented on The Help by saying that the two leads, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, performed their roles with dignity. Tatyana Ali said that their roles were typical of the narrow range of characters available for black actors. Anika Noni Rose said that The Help in itself is not the problem, but rather the lack of diverse roles on the table. Nia Long hesitated to say the film makes black women “look bad,” due to its historical accuracy.

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